I am Associate Professor at Bond University, Australia. I have expertise in Constitutional Law, Public International Law, and Transnational Crime. I am also passionate about literature, politics, international relations, human rights, the environment, and animal welfare. I have a Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws from Bond University (Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar), a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge (Chevening Scholar), and a PhD from the University of Queensland. I was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005. I have received two national teaching awards and a faculty research excellence award.
I have also held policy and legal roles in the private sector and in both state and federal government. For example, I served as a Policy Advisor and Parliamentary Liaison Officer in the NSW Office of Premier and Cabinet between 2006 – 2008 and was a Senior Legal Officer in the International Crime Cooperation Division of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, where I worked on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
I am the author of the book, Accountability in Extraterritoriality: A Comparative and International Law Perspective (Edward Elgar, 2017), and co-editor of the book, Global Governance and Regulation: Order/Disorder in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2018). I have also published a number of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
I spent my childhood living in country towns all over Australia – from tents to temples! I love to travel, bush walk, read, write, exchange ideas and spend time in the great outdoors. I also have an interest in Vedic philosophy and Bhakti-yoga. I would love to write fiction one day, but I am content with the enormous privilege of legal research, writing, and teaching.